A 2014 survey of 1,000 American adults from the American Podiatric Medical Association found that half of respondents lived with some form of foot pain. Much of this pain and discomfort could be prevented by wearing the right shoe for the job and following a daily foot care routine.
People may experience pain at the big toe joint as a result of many common problems, including arthritis, injuries, and bunions. The pain can make everyday activities, including walking, more challenging.
The warmer weather, longer days, and increased level of activity during the summer months can lead to painful foot conditions if you’re not wearing the proper shoes. Keep your feet pain free while you enjoy fun in the sun with tips from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) and foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons.
Follow these five helpful tips from foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to keep your feet healthy and free of pain:
A stress fracture is a type of bone break or crack in the bone. Stress fractures occur when a small or moderate amount of force is applied to a bone repeatedly and over time.
If you live in an area that keeps you indoors during the winter months, you may be eager to play sports and other activities outside this summer. However, taking on too much physical activity at once can put you at risk for injuring your feet or ankles. Follow these guidelines from foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to play sports safely all summer.
Intense therapeutic ultrasound can effectively and safely reduce pain for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a new study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
A cheilectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove bone spurs from the base of the big toe in the foot. Patients with a condition called hallux rigidis, or arthritis of the big toe, have pain and stiffness in the big toe.
An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle stretch or tear. Ligaments help connect bones to one another or to cartilage.
wo techniques studied by investigators to repair the lateral ligaments of the ankle both effectively restored ankle stability, an orthopedic surgeon from Portugal said.